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Stephen Gray 

(Canterbury (baptized the) 26.December.1666-London 07-February-1736)

Biographical notes

Son of a carpenter, from 1690 to 1716 dedicates its scientific engagement in the astronomical observations. Its first interests electrical workers appear in a letter of 1708 to Hans Sloane, in which it has described the use of the piume in order to find the electricity. Between 1720 and 1736 publish eight memories on electrostatic searches, to which its reputation is tied. In 1729 it exposes the insulator and conductor concept.


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